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Performance Skills 1 FPB130

Launceston, Hobart


Students must wear non-restrictive clothing and footwear.


This unit is a practical exploration of the body and voice in contemporary performance. Students will engage with foundational methods of working with voice and body, and will learn safe working practices for vocal and physical work. Students will investigate the potential of body and voice in a range of performance spaces and situations. The unit will culminate in the creation of collaborative site-specific works, which showcase the embodied knowledges developed over the semester.


Unit name Performance Skills 1
Unit code FPB130
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Mr Guy Hooper
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of voice and body in contemporary performance.
  • demonstrate basic performance skills of vocal production and physical dexterity.
  • analyse how the voice and body are utilised to interact with space and communicate with an audience.
  • apply contemporary performance making theory and practices to extend your creative practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop (3hrs)

In addition: Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs) Self-directed rehearsal (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Critical Review (1-3 performances reviewed) (20%)|Task 2: Class presentation (20%)|Task 3: Short Performance A (30%)|Task 4: Short Performance B (30%)
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